Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche

Present Employment: Associate Professor at the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia. 

Academic Qualifications: Doctor in Physics, cum Laude, at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", April 1985. Research Doctorate (Ph. D.) in Physics, Università “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy, November 1991. 

Previous Employment

  • 1985: Research fellowship, CEN-CEA, Saclay, France. 
  • 1985-1986: Military service, Italy. 
  • 1987: Research fellowship, Fritz Haber Institut der MPG, Berlin, Germany. 
  • 1987-1990: Ph. D. fellowhisp, Università “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy. 
  • 1991-1993: Senior Experimental Officer, Interdisciplinary Research in Surface Science, University of Liverpool, UK. 
  • 1993-2005: Lecturer in Physics, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. 
  • Since 2005: Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. 

Research Activity 

  • Synchrotron Radiation studies on surfaces, interfaces and ultrathin films. Main techniques used: X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet Photoemission Spectroscopy, Surface X-ray Diffraction. 
  • Responsible of a laboratory devoted to growth of metal nanostructures and metal/oxide core-shell nanoparticles with a nanocluster gas-aggregation source and in situ XPS analysis. 
  • Co-author of 80 publications on international scientific journals and of 3 book chapters.
  • Associate member of S3 research centre NANO Institute of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR). 
  • Member of Technical Committee of EN&TECH Laboratory, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.
  • Faculty member of the Ph.D. School “Physics and Nanoscience”, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia. 
  • Co-organizer of symposia at E-MRS 2015 Fall Meeting and MRS 2016 Spring Meeting. 
  • Teacher of Physics courses for Mechanical engineering and Physics Undergruaduate, M.Sci. and Ph.D. classes.

Five relevant publications (last two years)

  1. Maria Chiara Spadaro, Paola Luches, Giovanni Bertoni, Vincenzo Grillo, Stuart Turner, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Sergio Valeri, Sergio D’Addato, Influence of Defect Distribution on the Reducibility of CeO2-x Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology 27 (2016) 425706. 
  2. M. C. Spadaro, S. D'Addato, P. Luches, S. Valeri, V. Grillo, E. Rotunno, M.A. Roldan, S. J. Pennycook, A. M. Ferretti, E. Capetti, A. Ponti, Tunability of exchange bias in Ni@NiO core-shell nanoparticles obtained by sequential layer deposition - Nanotechnology 26 (2015) 405704. 
  3. F. Benedetti, P. Luches, M. C. Spadaro, G. Gasperi, S. D'Addato, S. Valeri, F. Boscherini, Structure and Morphology of Silver Nanoparticles on the (111) Surface of Cerium Oxide – J. Phys. Chem. C 119 (2015) 6024. 
  4. Sergio D’Addato, Daniele Pinotti, Maria Chiara Spadaro, Guido Paolicelli,Vincenzo Grillo, Sergio Valeri, Luca Pasquali, Luca Bergamini, Stefano Corni, INFLUENCE OF SIZE, SHAPE AND CORE-SHELL INTERFACE ON SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE IN Ag AND Ag@MgO NANOPARTICLE FILMS DEPOSITED ON Si/SiOx, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 6 (2015) 404. 
  5. S. D’Addato, M.C. Spadaro, P. Luches, V. Grillo, S. Frabboni, S. Valeri, A. M. Ferretti, E. Capetti, A. Ponti, “Controlled growth of Ni/NiO core–shell nanoparticles: Structure, morphology and tuning of magnetic properties”, Applied Surface Science 306 (2014) 2.